beast/antichrist/man of sin; Demon Possessed Jewish Man
Significance of the beast/antichrist/man of sin being a Jewish man
God chose Israel as the nation who would become His firstborn son, who would always receive all of His blessings first. Jesus was born from this nation, was sent by His Heavenly Father to bring salvation through His atoning grace on the cross first to Israel.
*"Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the Lord, "Israel is My son, My firstborn. Ex 4:22 NASB+
*But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matt 15:23-24 ESV+
Yet though God’s salvation, His blessings will always be given 1st to the Jew, then the Gentile; because Israel was God’s firstborn nation, God also told Israel they would likewise be the first to receive trouble, distress when they disobey Him and did evil. For God’s wrath will always be first for the Jew and then the Gentile.
*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+
*There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; Ro 2:9 NIV+
Greek - Gentile: Greek NASB Number: 1672
Greek Word: Ἕλλην - Transliterated Word: Hellên
- Root: from 1671;
Definition: a Greek, usually a name for a Gentile: -- NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary
Jews or the Jewish people were first referred to as those of the tribe of Judah. Jews or Jewish people later referred to the southern tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi (made priests of God’s Temple, at this time not listed as one of the 12 tribes) while the 10 northern tribes were referred to as Ephraim. When the 10 northern tribes of Israel were defeated and disbursed throughout the world; those remaining in the southern tribes (Judah, Benjamin, Levi, and some from the other 10 disbursed tribes living here) were called Jews. Paul in the verses above refers to the Jews; as those who were the forefathers, the patriarchs, and all born into the nation of Israel which God chose to be His firstborn son (nation of people).
*You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.” Ac 3:25-26 ESV+
*For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews [Greek circumcision] on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs. Ro 15:8 NIV+
Until Israel is no longer a nation when the sun and moon no longer shine, are no longer needed to bring light to this earth; which will happen after the White Throne Judgment, when God creates His New Heaven and Earth. Every event in God’s plan of salvation, whether a blessing or a punishment; will always be first for the Jew, then the Gentile.
*This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the Lord Almighty is his name: "Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the Lord, "will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me. Jer 31:35-36 NIV+
*There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. Rev 22:5 NKJV+
God’s Word tells us the first to be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire are the beast/antichrist/man of sin, and the false prophet.
*But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Rev 19:20 NIV+
The beast/antichrist/man of sin will be a physical man who comes to power on earth, then is killed and possessed by a demonic spirit; becoming the beast/antichrist/man of sin. Likewise a physical man living on earth will become the false prophet after he is possessed by a demonic spirit coming out of the earth.
beast/antichrist/man of sin
*The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. Rev 17:8 NIV+
false prophet bold - beast/antichrist/man of sin underlined
*Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. Rev 13:11-12 NASB+
*And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. Rev 13:14 NASB+
Confirmation are demon possessed
*And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Rev 16:13-14 NKJV+
Because the Jews (nation of Israel) will be the first to receive God’s wrath; and the beast/antichrist/man of sin and the false prophet will be the first to be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire, the first to receive God’s eternal wrath here. It will be a Jewish physical man living on earth who will become the beast/antichrist/man of sin after he is possessed by a demonic spirit. It will be a Jewish physical man living on earth who will become the false prophet. For God’s wrath will always be handed first to the Jew and then the Gentile.
*but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, Ro 2:8-9 ESV+
Greek – Gentile same see 2nd paragraph from top of page
Knowing that if the beast/antichrist/man of sin is Jewish, it will add a new perspective to what will happen in the end times.
We are now watching for events which will start the War of Gog; events which will give Israel the confidence to live as a peaceful unsuspecting nation. Confident enough to let down her border defenses without walls around her borders. And be an easy target to be plundered, pillaged by Gog (Russia) and other nations (Turkey, Iran, Libya and other Moslem countries).
*You will say, "I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people--all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land." Eze 38:11-12 NIV+
We believe the Border War of Psalm 83 will initiate the War of Gog; a war in which Moslem countries who share borders with Israel and other Moslem countries with an intense hatred for Israel will come to annihilate Israel from the earth, kill all the Jews there. Israel will win the Psalm 83 war on its own, removing all her enemy nations from her borders, all Moslem nations who come against her. Israel will not have to worry about being attacked and try to live as a peaceful nation; thus inviting other nations to come and pillage this nation who has riches, without a strong defense around it.
*For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!” Ps 83:1-4 ESV+
*After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them. Eze 38:8 ESV+
Nations coming against Israel in War of Psalm 83 may include: Palestinians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon; maybe Iraqi with support from other Moslem nations
*For they conspire with one accord; against you they make a covenant— the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Asshur also has joined them; they are the strong arm of the children of Lot. Selah Ps 83:5-8 ESV+
We believe that the War of Gog will be the next major national event in the end times, the latter days; when many nations from the north will come to plunder the wealth Israel has accumulated. God will coerce countries to come against Israel so He alone can defeat them, vindicate His holiness as the only sovereign God.
*You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. Eze 38:16 ESV+
*You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. Eze 38:15-16 ESV+
This will bring Russia (Gog), along with Iran, Turkey, Libya, and other Moslem countries from the north to Israel to plunder her wealth.
*and say, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops--many people are with you. Eze 38:1-6 NKJV+
We know this will happen more than 7 years before Jesus comes to establish His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth. Because there must be 7 years for Israel to burn up the war equipment which the army of Gog will bring against Israel; before Jesus cleanses the earth and all evil upon it when He comes to establish His Kingdom. This fuel will be from modern war equipment not known at this time; symbolized by the weapons of this day.
*It shall come about in the last days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog. Eze 38:16 NASB+
*"Then those who inhabit the cities
of Israel will go out and make fires
with the weapons and burn them, both shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, war clubs and
spears, and for seven years they will
make fires of them Eze 39:9 NASB+
Nor will Israel take the spoil of those who stole from them or seize the plunder from those who plundered them when Jesus begins to rule over His Kingdom on earth.
will not take wood from the field
nor cut down any from the forests, because
they will make fires with the weapons; and
they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord God. Eze 39: 10 NKJV+
Israel will be able to gather the fuel from the end times War of Gog during the 3½ years the 2 prophets/witnesses will be given to bring Israel back to God. Yet how long they could gather the fuel during the 3½ years of the beast/antichrist/man of sin is questionable. So we believe the War of Gog must start before the 3½ years the 2 prophets/witnesses begins, and after God destroys Gog and the Moslem nations with Gog, Israel will have the freedom to build God’s Temple in Jerusalem.
The significance of the beast/antichrist/man of sin and the false prophet being Jewish men
The Jewish scholars are still waiting for the Jewish Messiah who will come and rule over the world, they do not believe Jesus was the Messiah who has already come; the Christ/Messiah we believe has saved us from our saved and will return again. It will be much easier for these scholars to be deceived and accept the man who becomes the beast/antichrist/man of sin as their messiah to come if he is Jewish, for they are looking, and waiting for him. Especially when he comes in power, performs miracles for them. dragon refers to satan
*He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. Rev 13:13-14 NKJV+ false prophet
satan will try to imitate our God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; satan as our Heavenly Father, beast/antichrist/man of sin as Jesus, and the false prophet as the Holy Spirit. Since Jesus was a Jew, satan will want to use a Jewish man to portray Jesus to help him deceive people.
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Matt 24:23-24 ESV+
Those who believe in replacement theology, those who do not believe the book of Revelation is going to physically happen, those who are just waiting for Jesus to come once; will be confused if the beast/antichrist/man of sin is a Jewish man, and comes down before Jesus returns and does miracles. May believe the beast/antichrist/man of sin’s lie, that he is god when he announces it in God’s Temple in Jerusalem; be deceived into believing that the beast/antichrist/man of sin is Jesus coming down to end sacrificial offerings once and for all, as he begins his reign.
There will be 3½ years of the 2 prophets/witnesses and the 144,000 from the tribes of Israel trying to bring all back to God, back to Jesus. Then the test of the great tribulation of the beast/antichrist/man sin; to see if those who are still living on the earth are willing to give up their lives for Jesus, and be given eternal life in Heaven.
It could also be possible to have Israel let down her guard, open her borders if an agreement was made between Israel and the nations of this world. Though such an agreement would not be necessary after either the War of Psalm 83 or the War of Gog when Israel would control her territory, want to be peaceful and open up her borders.
The man who becomes the beast/antichrist/man of sin is an influential Jew; is a political or military leader of Israel, or a prominent leader politically in the Jewish faith. Israel might allow him to make a peace treaty with the rest of the world at any time. If this peace treaty lets Israel control all of Jerusalem, build God’s Temple there, and there were enough assurances from world powers to protect Israel. This could allow Israel to open its borders and try to live peacefully in the world. But be careful if any agreements which give back any land Israel now occupies back to the Palestinians. God will punish those who divide up Israel, for it is the Lord’s land.
*I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2 NKJV+
This could also happen after Israel’s border victory in the Ps 83 War, or after the war of Gog when God destroys the nations who try and pillage Israel; for they have overcome their adversaries and will control Jerusalem. It will be much easier for an influential Jew who will become the beast/antichrist/man of sin to make a peace treaty with the rest of the world when Israel is in control of its country.
We should also watch the U.S., for right now it is the only country standing up for Israel in the United Nations, in the world. Before Israel’s War of Gog starts, the U.S. must either lose its will to help Israel in this war; by becoming part of a socialized one world government. Or through some event lose the military strength to be able to protect Israel. For God alone defeats the countries that come against Israel, to vindicate His holy name; pour His wrath out of the countries which despise Him.
*I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains," says the Lord God. "Every man's sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord." ' Eze 38:21-23 NKJV+
Copyright 2018, 2019 by Ron Borkey
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